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ERIC Number: EJ1015919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
Beyond Small and Nurturing: Tapping the Potential of Liberal Arts Teacher Education
Roose, Deborah
AILACTE Journal, v10 n1 p1-18 Fall 2013
A majority of the teacher education programs in this country reside in liberal arts institutions. Most pride themselves on the benefits from having small and nurturing programs with strong relationships with students and an emphasis on teaching. There are many types of preparation programs situated within liberal arts institutions and also a wide range of program quality. Understanding what constitutes a liberal arts teacher education program and how the liberal arts might distinguish or strengthen programs is not always clear or even considered by many liberal arts teacher educators. This article explores what constitutes the liberal arts and its fit with teacher education, offers suggestions about how to incorporate the liberal arts into preparation programs, and proposes ways for faculty to articulate the benefits of being educated in a liberal arts teacher education program.
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education. 1903 Princeton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Tel: 651-690-8949; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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